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Clickbait works for a reason: Because people click on it

Even if only a few people use precise words, employ thoughtful reasoning and ask difficult questions, it still forces those around them to catch up. It’s easy to imagine a slippery slope down, but there’s also the cultural ratchet, a positive function in which people race to learn more and understand more so they can keep […] Continue reading

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Everything that happens in the material world is created first on the level of thought

Political propaganda seeks to affect the way people perceive the world in order to affect they way they behave. Political propaganda is the biggest tool in the extremist’s arsenal. It’s at an all-time high today in terms of sophistication and effectiveness, as Madison Avenue public relations acumen has been insidiously and nefariously applied to the […] Continue reading

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If you are a commodity service, clients will want to pay as little as possible, and you won’t be able to make a living.

If you are a commodity service (your customers see no differentiation between you and someone else), clients will want to pay as little as possible, and you won’t be able to make a living. http://www.carolroth.com/blog/agency-and-the-gig-economy-dont-be-an-idiot/ Continue reading

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If we see Cuba as a representation of our essential human need for connection, it’s clear that loving and leaving someone still happens in person

even though we live in a digitalized world where our screens are glued to our hands, human connection is all-powerful: at some essential level we still need to meet someone, to talk to them, to interact, especially in order to seduce them.

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Natural Language + Artificial Intelligence / Languages

It just needs to be two-way.
On the James Altucher Show

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You may find glorious freedom on the other side of a decision

It is easier to make a choice when you acknowledge that there isn’t just one person for you, nor is there just one relationship and one life we can lead. We simply pick one. http://www.estherperel.com/the-paradox-of-choice-how-to-choose-a-partner Continue reading

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You have nothing to lose

Engage in the delicious play of flirting and teasing your potential date through words but also try accelerating the meeting process. Send a message
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Anything that tears at the moral fabric of our nation will in fact weaken us, not strengthen us

Traditionally, conservatives have focused on issues of private morality and liberals have focused on issues of public morality.
Blog Post: On Public Morality

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If we can get to the point where advertisers can actually know who they are communicating with, perhaps our advertising ecosystem will evolve to a place where it adds value to consumers’ lives on a regular basis, as opposed to interrupting and annoying us all day long…

When that happens, Facebook’s implicit advantage – that it knows who we are – will become commodified, and perhaps – just perhaps – the open web will once again thrive. http://battellemedia.com/archives/2016/10/google-capitulates-to-facebooks-identity-machine.php Continue reading

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Martin Luther Wuz Here

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